The Scoop: Brandon Miller Breaks 31-Year-Old State Record

Brandon Miller Breaks 31-Year-Old Missouri State Record In 800

John Burroughs (MO) sophomore Brandon Miller made a massive statement on Saturday at the Missouri Class 3 state championships, breaking a 31-year-old record in the 800m with a US No. 2 time of 1:49.55, surpassing his former best from the AAU Junior Olympic Games last July. 

Miller has been sharpening for the fast few weeks heading into this race, securing times of 1:57.86 -- in a District 2 tune-up -- and 1:51.82 at the Class 3 Sectional. 

Miller's performances year-over-year are roughly a second faster than his freshman season. 

In the championship race, Miller split 53.5 seconds on his first lap and closed in 56.01 seconds. He jumped past CJ Jones' former Class 3 record of 1:49.96 set in 2012, and Billy Rainey's all-classes record of 1:49.89, which was set in 1987.